Parallel Scavenge: algorithm ParallelOldGC
Dang Nhan Nguyen
nhann at chalmers.se
Tue Feb 5 10:00:21 UTC 2013
The Patent seems to cover the scavenge algorithm, not the parallel mark-compact algorithm that I asked.
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Subject: Re: Parallel Scavenge: algorithm ParallelOldGC
The fundamentals should be covered by a then-Sun patent.
On 2/1/2013 3:51 PM, Jon Masamitsu wrote:
> Are you asking which hotspot source code is
> used when UseParallelOldGC is turned on?
> Or are you asking for a description of the
> algorithm? Actually, the answer to both is
> I'm not aware of any publications on the specific
> algorithm we used. Comments in the header file
> are all I know about.
> On 1/30/2013 6:43 AM, Dang Nhan Nguyen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I would like to ask about Parallel Scavenge GC:
>> Which parallel mark-compact algorithm is used for the old generation
>> in Parallel Scavenge GC (when XX:+UseParallelOldGC is set)?
>> (Reference to publication(s) are appreciated)
>> /Nhan Nguyen
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